Jermaine Fraser of 4116 Phase One West Minister, West Bank Demerara; Rawle Haynes, of Two Hydronie, East Bank Essequibo; Michael Corbin, of 315, First Avenue, Parfaite Harmony, West Bank Demerara, all all ranks employed by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and former assistant police commissioner Kevin Adonis of 95 Stewartville, West Bank Demerara, made their appearance today before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts when they were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, among other charges.
It is alleged that between March 26, 2019, and March 29, 2019, at Georgetown, Fraser, Haynes, Corbin and Adonis conspired with other persons unknown, while being public officers, employed by the GPF and stole $19M belonging to their employer, the GPF.
It was further alleged that on March 26, 2019, at the GPF Finance Office, Eve Leary, Kingston, Georgetown, Corbin input electronic data, that is to say, a payment voucher entry in the sum of $19M, resulting in false data, with the intent that it be considered or acted upon by the Ministry of Finance Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) staff as if it was authentic, whether the said data was directly readable or not.
The last charge which was brought against Haynes states that on March 29, 2019, at Georgetown, while being a public officer, employed by the GPF, he stole $19M, money belonging to the GPF, his employer. They were not required to plead to the indictable charge.
The officers were placed on $150,000 bail for the joint charge while, Corbin and Haynes were granted $100,000 and $50,000 bail respectively for the latter charges. Adonis was represented by attorney-at-law Mark Waldon, while Dextor Todd represented Haynes, and Corbin was represented by Patrice Henry. Latchmi Rahaman represented Fraser.
The four men were instructed to make their next court appearance on April, 12,2021.
Corbin and Fraser were faced with 21 fraud charges in March of last year. They were released on $250,000 bail, each.